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New Claims Sales & Customer Service Rep, Inbound


IL, Buffalo Grove

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This position offers a competitive base salary with bi-weekly/monthly commission opportunity. In addition, we offer full benefits (medical/dental/vision) along with 401k, tuition reimbursement and employee stock purchase program.

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Job Description

Direct Energy is a leading energy and energy-related services provider with nearly five million residential and commercial customers in North America. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada.  

Located in Buffalo Grove, IL. the focus of this position is working with and through others. This person will build and maintain relationships while working closely and accurately within the established guidelines of the position. Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator; someone who is able to stimulate, motivate and engage our customers while being aware of and responsive to their needs and concerns. This person must be friendly, professional and genuinely interested in the needs of our customers while maintaining a positive and proactive approach to the position’s established guidelines and goals. A persuasive, teaching style of communication is required to communicate effectively with your customers and peers. Since the nature of our phone calls are time-sensitive, the work must be done in a timely manner while maintaining a high level of accuracy and customer service.
Come join one of the largest integrated energy companies in North America, today. Opportunities within our Buffalo Grove contact center are growing by the day! Come join and amazing team, an amazing company and an amazing career within the energy and home services industry!


  • Some college preferred, High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of previous experience within a customer facing environment required
  • Must be sales oriented with a HIGH focus on customer service/experience
  • Must be socially focused; “How can I help you?" attitude
  • Prefers to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effectively translates complex information into common terms
  • Persuasive, “selling" (rather than “telling") communication style
  • Strong desire to work within a team oriented environment with high level of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Type 30+ WPM, and ability to navigate through several internet based applications Proficient in Windows-based computer programs with excellent navigation skills
  • Dependable and punctual in assigned work schedule


  • Inbound call environment from current internal and external customers nationwide (70% of the day); additional admin/clerical duties (10% of the day); outbound follow-up with customers with outstanding questions/concerns (20% of the day).
  • Scheduling service appointments with customers in a timely, professional manner
  • Setting up accounts/contracts with new customers
  • Provide resolution to customer concerns, deescalate customer concerns by providing professional courteous, and clear communication of warranty information
  • Route customer calls accordingly based on customer needs
  • Responsible for establishing rapport with new and existing customers, identify needs to sell, cross-sell, and renew Direct Energy products and services.

The IndividualDirect
Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA